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phil4bama
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Let’s talk punting
Johnson averaged 32.8 yards per punt with a long of 36. That’s not even a decent average for a high school punter. That is abominable and puts us in a disadvantage in big games. UGA gained field position every time they forced a punt. Perine kicks it better. We’ve seen it. Why the hell isn’t he punting? Why aren’t we holding open tryouts? That’s just ridiculous and silly.


CrimsonBoz
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re: Let’s talk punting
I’ll be honest, I’d like to see Reichard take over punting. He is actually not bad.


14&Counting
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re: Let’s talk punting
Also- Can we not find a kicker capable of kicking it into the end zone?


vuvuzela
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re: Let’s talk punting
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Also- Can we not find a kicker capable of kicking it into the end zone?



Blows my mind


East Coast Band
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re: Let’s talk punting
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I’d like to see Reichard take over punting

Didn't he get hurt trying to punt last year?


CrimsonBoz
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re: Let’s talk punting
No, on a kickoff hit the ground. The punt he did hurt it again or something like that.


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mistaken4193
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re: Let’s talk punting
Reichard boomed Kickoffs out of the endzone with ease last year. But I don’t think Saban wants to risk him kicking a tee again


Where’s Perine at?? I thought he did a great job last season
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UhOhOreo
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Los Angeles
Member since Jul 2014
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re: Let’s talk punting
Weren’t four of his punts within the 15?

I don’t think he had a long punt all night


My2Bits
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2500 mi from Tuscaloosa due west
Member since Jun 2012
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re: Let’s talk punting
Our kicking and punting continually yielded field position to Georgia ,you cannot do that against good offenses. It is a mystery and an enigma.


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Goombaw
Alabama Fan
Kentucky
Member since Jan 2013
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re: Let’s talk punting
Reichard kicked off at least twice tonight and never made it past the 5.

Seriously, anyone has to be better than the guy we have now.*

*at punter
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BamaBo7
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re: Let’s talk punting
It’s going to be a short conversation or shank


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coachcrisp
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re: Let’s talk punting
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Johnson averaged 32.8 yards per punt with a long of 36. That’s not even a decent average for a high school punter. That is abominable and puts us in a disadvantage in big games. UGA gained field position every time they forced a punt. Perine kicks it better. We’ve seen it. Why the hell isn’t he punting? Why aren’t we holding open tryouts? That’s just ridiculous and silly.

AMEN!
Finding a punter and a kick off man who can reach the end zone (damn kicking high and short if they're bringing it back to the 35-40 yard line...or worse) should be priority #2 just behind finding a pass rush package.


CrimsonBoz
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re: Let’s talk punting
I guarantee we can find a punter somewhere on the campus, 1 day tryout for the soccer kids lol.


BamaGradinTn
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re: Let’s talk punting
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I guarantee we can find a punter somewhere on the campus, 1 day tryout for the soccer kids lol.



You think there are that many goalkeepers with strong legs walking around campus?


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JustGetItRight
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re: Let’s talk punting
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But I don’t think Saban wants to risk him kicking a tee again


He can try to kick the tee now all he wants. A new design came out that all but eliminates the ability to kick the tee and doesn’t cause injury even if you manage to accomplish it.

It became available the week after Reichard got hurt last year.

LINK

The FG/PAT problem is finally over but the punting game is abysmal. I’m like everyone else - you can’t tell me with a student body the size of Bama’s there isn’t some kid on campus that can spit out 40-45 yarders with good hang time. Find him.



crimsontater
Alabama Fan
Trenton GA
Member since Dec 2009
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re: Let’s talk punting
have none of you paid any attention to cns when he's been asked about kickoffs? he said, we purposefully kick it to around the 5 yl in the hopes of pinning them deep.

i to have been frustrated with punting. the guy that saved the day last year got kicked to the curb for the bowl game ans apparently forever. why? why? why? bring back ty perine, geez!


East Coast Band
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re: Let’s talk punting
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he said, we purposefully kick it to around the 5 yl in the hopes of pinning them deep.


That worked a total of zero times last night


wm72
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re: Let’s talk punting
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Weren’t four of his punts within the 15?

I don’t think he had a long punt all night


Yeah, the average really isn't fair to him because 3 of the punts were inside the 20.

However, the one time we needed a good punt from around our own 30, he shanked it out of bounds. That was actually his shortest kick of the night and gave UGA the ball around their 45 yard line. If I recall correctly.


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BamaFan107
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Madison
Member since Dec 2019
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re: Let’s talk punting
I think the kickoff situation gets brought up each week. Coach wants to pin them deep in their territory, last night was a terrible version of what happens.


mrbroker
Alabama Fan
Sylacauga Alabama
Member since Jul 2011
12971 posts

re: Let’s talk punting
we seldom got it inside the 10 and they made it past the 30. I think our first KO we had a good open field tackle and got them around the 20


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